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SixtoReport: D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Live!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. Mar 10, 2010 #3401 of 10270
    evan_s

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    They may be live but that doesn't mean everyone has gotten them yet. Forcing an update will almost never get a newer firmware on any active box. Once your box is suppose to have the new firmware it will install it for you and reboot. This should be well before D12 is parked and providing channels.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2010 #3402 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Haven't seen any indication of how the D12 signal strength screens will appear on an H20.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2010 #3403 of 10270
    Beerstalker

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    As far as I know 4138 is the latest firmware for the H20. The H20 can't do MRV so it uses different firmware then the H21 and H23.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2010 #3404 of 10270
    steveken

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    Oh well, that's okay I guess. I will probably just go to Nice Try and buy a HR21 or something pretty soon. We have been talking about getting another HD DVR and have a $45 coupon from our rewards card, so that will help a little bit.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2010 #3405 of 10270
    SteveHas

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    Have I missed any OFFICIAL word what channels we will be getting?
     
  6. Mar 10, 2010 #3406 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Nope. :)
     
  7. Mar 10, 2010 #3407 of 10270
    P Smith

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    Or open the page www.redh.com/dtv and press F5 each minute to update, then you'll know a moment when your HR must take new FW.
     
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    That won't do anything other than waste time. No receiver is going to download new firmware unless it's been authorized to do so.
     
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    Thanks!

    I take it that with D12 using up a lot or most of the Ka hi for CONUS, SW1 will not be able to use all six TPs (also hi band) for "static" spots (hence it having been offloaded recently anyway).

    I remain curious as to if/how SW1 will be more comprehensively utilized....and might this involve employing dynamically aimed spots via its phased array antennas.....and for what purpose.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2010 #3410 of 10270
    P Smith

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    Pressing magic button ... ;)
     
  11. Mar 10, 2010 #3411 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    The only LEGAL "magic buttons" are at Directv's end. :rolleyes:
     
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    kevinwmsn

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    Just Waiting for Someone to undo the Parking Brake...
     
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    ThePrisoner

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    Excuse me if I missed it but when will D12 park? April?
     
  14. Mar 11, 2010 #3414 of 10270
    Ed Campbell

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    Presumed.
     
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    Brit_in_WV

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    My HR21 was updated this morning and my H20 still has the previous update so they must be rolling them out in phases. Either way it's good to see some progress.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Wouldn't it be easier to label them 103(D10) and 103(D12)? :sure: :)
     
  17. Mar 11, 2010 #3417 of 10270
    Sixto

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    See post#1.
     
  18. Mar 11, 2010 #3418 of 10270
    Sixto

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    The firmware in the H21/23 receivers and HR20/21/22/23 DVRs is similar, with the new 103(ca) signal strength screen for D12.

    H21/23 receivers will be getting 0x43A8, and HR20/21/22/23 0x03A8.

    Have not seen any indication (yet) of how D12 will be addressed on H20 receivers, which use different firmware.
     
  19. Mar 11, 2010 #3419 of 10270
    Sixto

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    I guess it all depends on one's perspective. Most people don't know the satellite names or satellite locations.

    103 is the location/slot.
    c is CONUS, or s for Spotbeam.
    a is a-band (Ka Hi), and b is b-band (Ka Lo or base-band).

    All terms that installers understand, and ease to measure.

    It also makes it easy for satellites to share a slot, as D10/D12 and SW1/D12 will do, and is also done at other slots.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    Sixto, post 1 says "After testing is complete at 76°, DirecTV-12 will then be drifted to 103° over the course of 3 weeks, followed by final testing and going "live"."

    How long will "final testing" take? I thought 76 W was the testing spot. :confused:
     
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